How do you simplify 20-(-3)*(-2)?

Jan 12, 2017

See the simplification process explained below.

Explanation:

Using the correct order of operations we first do the multiplication. Remembering a negative number multiplied by a negative number gives a positive result:

$20 - \left(\left(- 3\right) \cdot \left(- 2\right)\right) \to 20 - \left(6\right)$

We can now subtract the two numbers:

$20 - 6 = 14$